February 14, 2016 — First Sunday in Lent

HYMN #81 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days first appeared in the poet’s collection Child’s Book of Praise; A Manual of Devotion in Simple Verse, 1873. The daughter of an Anglican priest, Claudia F. Hernaman wrote hundreds of hymns, mostly for children. The only one of hers still in use today,this hymn, centering on the temptation of Christ, is one of a very few that directly relates to the journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter.